Mrs. Mildred Braxton Petree

BURLINGTON - Mrs. Mildred Braxton Petree, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Hospice Home after several months of failing health.
Born in Guilford County, she was the daughter of the late Willis Augustus Braxton and the late Gertrude Isley Davis and was married for over 72 years to Edwyn Harley "E.H." Petree, who survives.
Mildred graduated from Elon University with a degree in Education and was employed with the Alamance County School system until retirement, teaching on the elementary level at Saxapahaw and North and South Graham. She worshiped for many years at Ireland Street Chapel and was a volunteer with Alamance Regional Medical Center for over 19 years. Mildred loved music and played several instruments and was an avid reader.
Mrs. Petree is survived by her husband, of the home; six grandchildren, Bonnie Houser Eggers, Rhonda Houser Balaban, Ed Houser, Joy Houser, Pamela Bunn Murgatroy and Timothy Conroy; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Gayle Braxton Lowe of Southport, N.C., Doris Phillips Robinson of Hickory and Joann Phillips Monroe of College Station, Texas; a brother, Raymond B. Phillips of Orlando, Fla.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three daughters, Robbie Eleen Petree, Betty June Petree Houser and Lynnette Petree; and two sisters, Gladys Workman and Edith Maxine Braxton Gray.
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, in the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Dewitt Jones. Interment will following in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, 918 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215.
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2205 South Church Street Burlington, NC 27215
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Published in from May 29 to May 30, 2014